thaumatrope

noun
thau·​ma·​trope | \ ˈthȯmə‧ˌtrōp \
plural -s

Definition of thaumatrope

: an optical instrument or toy that shows the persistence of an impression upon the eye and that consists of a card having on its opposite faces different designs that appear to the eye combined in a single picture when the card is whirled rapidly round a diameter by the strings that hold it

Other Words from thaumatrope

thaumatropical \ ¦⸗⸗¦träpə̇kəl \ adjective

History and Etymology for thaumatrope

Greek thauma miracle, wonder + English -trope

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“Thaumatrope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thaumatrope. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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